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Senate hearing avoids SRF WIN details, AMWA says

Senate hearing avoids SRF WIN details, AMWA says

July 17, 2018 at 12:26 pm 0 comments

According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) in its Monday Morning Briefing for July 16, things got heated on Capitol Hill last week when supporters of the proposed SRF WIN Act clashed with committee members over the bill during a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee hearing. AccordingRead More

Pruitt out at EPA as scandals mount

Pruitt out at EPA as scandals mount

July 9, 2018 at 11:15 am 0 comments

Scott Pruitt is out as the nation’s top environmental chief. President Donald J. Trump announced in a July 5 tweet he has accepted Pruitt’s resignation as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The news comes amid growing controversy over ethical questions regarding Pruitt. Trump also announced deputy administrator AndrewRead More

AMWA: The Time Is Now for Congress to Recommit to WIFIA

AMWA: The Time Is Now for Congress to Recommit to WIFIA

June 20, 2018 at 9:47 am 0 comments

By Diane VanDe Hei Washington has heard a lot of talk over the past year about the need to address the nation’s aging infrastructure, but there has been little agreement among Democrats and Republicans about how to go about it. However, a program created by Congress four years ago is actuallyRead More

Report: SRF requests increase 25 percent over last year

Report: SRF requests increase 25 percent over last year

June 11, 2018 at 7:20 am 0 comments

New data shows that requests to fund water and wastewater infrastructure projects through the U.S. EPA’s administered State Revolving Fund (SRF) program have increased 25 percent since last year. For the most recent cycle, 2017/2018 fiscal year, $26.9 billion has been requested for drinking water and another $55.3 billion forRead More

EPA extends deadline for WIFIA application

EPA extends deadline for WIFIA application

May 16, 2018 at 3:47 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the deadline to submit letters of interest for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans to July 31, 2018. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt made the announcement during a meeting with water sector associations last week. Pruitt also sent a letter highlighting the deadline extensionRead More

EPA’s Pruitt calls on WIFIA to leverage funding for lead removal

EPA’s Pruitt calls on WIFIA to leverage funding for lead removal

April 30, 2018 at 10:43 am 0 comments

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt hopes to use the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program to support as much as $4 billion worth of funding annually for communities to remove lead service lines. Pruitt’s statements to members of Congress came last week during the course of two hearings beforeRead More

EPA awards grants to research lead in drinking water

EPA awards grants to research lead in drinking water

April 30, 2018 at 10:01 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced nearly $4 million in funding to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Va., and the Water Research Foundation in Denver, Colo., to research strategies to detect and eliminate lead exposure in drinking water. “Lead exposure is one ofRead More

Conduit Financing: Avon Lake Regional Water Applies Unique Loan Program to Address Overflows

Conduit Financing: Avon Lake Regional Water Applies Unique Loan Program to Address Overflows

April 16, 2018 at 12:46 pm 0 comments

By Todd Danielson “Honey, why is the cat wet?” That is not a phrase people want to hear because most cats do not willingly get wet. Those of us in the utility world especially don’t want to hear the cat got wet because it could mean someone’s basement backed upRead More

EPA: $473 billion needed for drinking water

EPA: $473 billion needed for drinking water

April 9, 2018 at 9:26 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its sixth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment, and the results show that nearly $473 billion is needed over the next 20 years to improve drinking water infrastructure in the United States. The agency is required under the 1996 Safe Drinking Water ActRead More

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EPA seeking applicants for next round of WIFIA loans

April 9, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applicants for up to $5.5 billion worth of loans and credit assistance through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Community water systems and other prospective borrowers have until 12 p.m. EDT on July 6 to submit a letter ofRead More

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